Puppy Program at Perkins School
The Greyhound Friends Educational Outreach Program visited the Perkins School For the Blind in Watertown on April 7th. The program’s core message stresses kindness to animals and the value of involvement in one’s community, while educating students about the unique history and characteristics of the greyhound breed. A team of trained presenters and dogs travel to elementary schools, libraries, and other community locations throughout New England teaching children and families about greyhounds.
“The reaction to the program has been tremendous,” said Greyhound Friends Founder Louise Coleman. “It’s a way for us to reach out to communities throughout New England, meet wonderful people, while educating people young and old about this beautiful breed of dog. The students especially love that they can reach out and touch a living, breathing greyhound.”
New Dogs from Ireland!
GHFs just got two gorgeous Irish greyhounds from Limerick Animal Welfare. Gerald is white and dark brindle and Ben is a blue brindle - mostly blue. Both dogs were on a truck scheduled to go to racing in England two months ago, however their paperwork wasn't in order so they were turned away from the ferry.
Luckily, Marion Fitzgibbon of Limerick Animal Welfare had a friend, Brendan, who was able to take four of these really lucky dogs. Now two of them are at Greyhound Friends and will be available for adoption soon.
Public Service Announcment
Announcing Spring Open House & Other Events....
Please Support Us in the Boston Globe GRANT Program
As part of the Boston Globe GRANT (Globe Readers and Non-profits Together) program, Boston Globe subscribers recently received a voucher in the mail enabling them to allocate either $50 or $100 (depending upon subscription type) to the 501(c)(3) charity of their choice. Subscribers simply fill in the voucher with the name of the preferred organization and either submit online or mail it to the Globe where vouchers will be tallied. These vouchers can then be redeemed by the charity for free advertising space in the newspaper. The more vouchers submitted, the larger the ad. Remember, there is no cost to the subscriber. Vouchers will be collected through April 30, 2015. For more information, please go to www.BostonGlobe.com/GRANT. Greyhound Friends appreciates your support!
Little Joe & Blake
Please Donate a Kuranda Bed!
Greyhound Friends is now able to receive donated "Kuranda" beds. These sturdy, comfy, elevated beds would be desirable in any dog's kennel. Please click on the link below to provide a bed to a dog who would truly appreciate your generosity:
Documentary Video of Greyhound Life in Argentina
Photo journalist John Mottern recently made a trip to Argentina to document the plight of the greyhounds in that area. Greyhound Friends has expanded our rescue efforts to shed light on the unfortunate situation that occurs when dogs from the U.S. are transported overseas to countries where racing is still popular. Unfortunately for them, they will likely never know a loving home.
Please note the video contains some graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers.
Greyhound Friends Advocates for Dogs in Argentina
Greyhound Friends supporter, John Mottern, is presently in Argentina documenting the horrific conditions that dogs must endure. Please join Greyhound Friends in our mission to expose these atrocities, and advocate for better lives for these dogs. Click "Read More" to find out how you can help.
Thank You for Your Donations!
Thank you to everyone for your generous donations! We're so appreciative of all the dog food, cleaning supplies and thrift store items just to name a few. We are still in need of more dog food though and would be grateful for any additional donations. Thank you again - we couldn't make it without you!
Our Amazon Wish List
Greyhound Friends has a kennel Wish List on Amazon.com. If you're an Amazon.com user - especially if you have a Prime account - please consider donating some Wish List items to keep our operating costs as low as possible. These are items we need all the time - from dog food to cleaning supplies.
In addition, if you sign up for the "Amazon Smile" program and select Greyhound Friends as your charity of choice, Amazon will send us 0.5% of any eligible purchase you make! Eligible products are marked "Eligible for Amazon Smile Donation" so you can select them as you shop using your existing Amazon account.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
A Video Tour of Greyhound Friends
Check out our new video tour! Created at the request of a foundation as part of a grant proposal, this video is a wonderful introduction to the Greyhound Friends shelter and what we do here.
Many thanks to volunteer Christine Wilson for creating this piece.
Items Needed for Thrift Store
Greyhound Friends operates a thrift store - Second Chances
- in Natick Center. Donated items are sold and all profits go to support our kennel operations. (Please click the link for store hours, news, etc.)
The shop is in need of new donations, such as unique jewelry, kitchen items, home décor, books, artwork, clothes/shoes and vintage/antique pieces of small furniture. Glass and dishware items are also gratefully accepted. Spring items are selling especially well right now.
Donations can be dropped off at the Greyhound Friends kennel or at Second Chances - located at 6 W. Central Street in Natick (right at the intersection of Rts. 135 and 27). Thank you!!!